Family Friendly Punting

Being a Family Run business it's important to us that our Cambridge Punting tours are family friendly.

We offer our best rates for both private and shared tours before 11 am when the river is at its quietest. In addition, we have family ticket options making our shared tours more affordable for those with children.

Book Your Family Punting Tour

Family Friendly Punting Booking
Select your tour type:

Note: Family ticket for 4 or 7 includes 1 child under 5 on a lap.

Family Friendly Punting in Cambridge

There are 2 options for your Cambridge punting tour with us; A private tour or a shared tour.

For private tours, we would recommend booking before 11am when we offer the best value tickets and when the river is at its quietest (and coolest on a hot day).

For shared tours, we have a couple of family friendly ticket options:

  • Group of up to 4 people including 1 under 5 (on a lap).
  • Group ticket for up to 6 people – with a maximum of 3 adults (over 18’s) in the group.
  • Group ticket of up to 7 people inlcuding 1 under 5 (on a lap).

These tickets represent great value for money, again with us offering the best rates for our morning tours departing before 11am.

Our tours last for approxiamtely 50 minutes and are return trips along the backs. During the tour there is plenty to see to keep children of all ages entertained and engaged. Some of the sights you will see during your tour include the Bridge of Sighs, Kings College Chapel and The Wren Library. In addition, the river is a great place to spot wildlife including ducks, swans and herons. The ducks are often a highlight when children come punting with us! Don’t forget the duck food.

Chauffeured Punting with the Kids

At Let’s Go Punting, being parents with small children ourselves we love welcoming families and children on board.

We have life jackets available for children should you wish to request one (in advance with our office team) but they are not required as chauffeured punting is an extremely safe activity.  We use large wide beam punts with a seating capacity of 12 passengers. These boats are very stable and will not tip over, therefore as long as your children remain seated with their hands and feet inside the punt they will be completely safe.

Children under 1 are classified as babes in arms and whilst not being included in the head count they are very welcome. Prams & Buggys can be left at our check-in (at your own risk).

You are very welcome to bring your own food & drinks on board and prams & strollers can be left at our meeting point.

We are delighted to be a Twinkl Top Attraction for 2021.

Check our their Family Staycation Guide for fantastic ideas of things to do with the kids this summer. Head over to our listing to download the fab resource pack they have designed especially for your punting tour with us. There is a wordsearcha nd colouring activity for younger children and a Cambridge Quiz and drawing activity for older children. Activities can be completed on board or after your punting tour.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£89-£99
£89-£119
Up to 6 people
£79-£89
£79-£99
Up to 2 people
£79
£79-£99
Weekday
Up to 12
£89-£99
Up to 6
£79-£89
Up to 2
£79
Weekend
Up to 12
£89-£119
Up to 6
£79-£99
Up to 2
£79-£99

Select early departures for the best rates.

Low season dates: 1st October – 31st March.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

High season dates: 1st April – 15th June (excluding Easter holidays) & 16th – 30th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£109-£139
£129-£169
Up to 6 people
£99-£119
£119-£159
Up to 2 people
£89-£109
£109-£149
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

Peak season dates: Easter Holidays and 16th of June – 15th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Low Season (Oct-March)
Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£89-£99
£89-£119
Up to 6 people
£79-£89
£79-£99
Up to 2 people
£79
£79-£99
Weekday
Up to 12
£89-£99
Up to 6
£79-£89
Up to 2
£79
Weekend
Up to 12
£89-£119
Up to 6
£79-£99
Up to 2
£79-£99

Select early departures for the best rates.

Low season dates: 1st October – 31st March.

High Season (Apr-June & Sept)
Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

High season dates: 1st April – 15th June (excluding Easter holidays) & 16th – 30th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Peak Season (Easter, June-Sept)
Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£109-£139
Up to 6
£99-£119
Up to 2
£89-£109
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

Peak season dates: Easter Holidays and 16th of June – 15th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

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Based on 2546 reviews
Wong FaiFai
Wong FaiFai
08/04/2024
It was an excellent experience with your staff James. He explained really details.
Hermione Gee
Hermione Gee
07/04/2024
Excellent experience once again. Casper was knowledgeable, witty, and professional. Will definitely book with Lets go Punting again!
Andrew Roseblade
Andrew Roseblade
07/04/2024
Brilliant afternoon punting, Alex was absolutely brilliant. Up for a laugh with a great sense of jumper, a real credit!
Jacqueline Bond
Jacqueline Bond
07/04/2024
Fab time on the river Cam. Our guide was informative, funny and a pleasure.
Bethany Wright
Bethany Wright
06/04/2024
Ginger James was great! Highly recommend!
Nick
Nick
05/04/2024
Staff on land and on the punt seemed very disinterested, but the punting was hard work and the scenery beautiful.
Alex Chan
Alex Chan
05/04/2024
Very good and comfortable experience to learn about the colleges in Cambridge, especially when the punting is done by Cambridge students!
Cathy Murphy
Cathy Murphy
05/04/2024
We had a lovely tour, expertly delivered by our chauffeur, Alban. We took an early evening time slit which was a perfect way to round off a busy day in Cambridge.

Know Before You Go

Tours are booked for a specific time. Late arrival will result in a missed or shortened tour.

You will receive a text message 5 minutes before your departure time – to aid social distancing please do not come to our check in until you have received this message.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board.

Tours booked online are paid for in full at the time of booking. If you would prefer to pay a 30% deposit with the balance due 2 weeks before the booking date please CONTACT US.

Once confirmed, bookings can be amended subject to availability. Tours go ahead in poor weather. More information including cancellation policy can be found here: Terms & Conditions.

Safety Measures

Punting is an extremely safe activity to do with children as the boats are very sturdy but there are a few things to bear in mind as it is a water-based activity.

  • Ensure children remain seated at all times, with very small children it is advisable to seat them between 2 adults.
  • Ensure children keep their hands and feet inside the boat at all times and beware of other boats coming up alongside.
  • Ensure you all wash your hands after your punting tour and before eating or drinking anything.

Book Your Family Punting Tour

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Note: Family ticket for 4 or 7 includes 1 child under 5 on a lap.

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Based on 2546 reviews
Wong FaiFai
Wong FaiFai
08/04/2024
It was an excellent experience with your staff James. He explained really details.
Hermione Gee
Hermione Gee
07/04/2024
Excellent experience once again. Casper was knowledgeable, witty, and professional. Will definitely book with Lets go Punting again!
Andrew Roseblade
Andrew Roseblade
07/04/2024
Brilliant afternoon punting, Alex was absolutely brilliant. Up for a laugh with a great sense of jumper, a real credit!
Jacqueline Bond
Jacqueline Bond
07/04/2024
Fab time on the river Cam. Our guide was informative, funny and a pleasure.
Bethany Wright
Bethany Wright
06/04/2024
Ginger James was great! Highly recommend!
Nick
Nick
05/04/2024
Staff on land and on the punt seemed very disinterested, but the punting was hard work and the scenery beautiful.
Alex Chan
Alex Chan
05/04/2024
Very good and comfortable experience to learn about the colleges in Cambridge, especially when the punting is done by Cambridge students!
Cathy Murphy
Cathy Murphy
05/04/2024
We had a lovely tour, expertly delivered by our chauffeur, Alban. We took an early evening time slit which was a perfect way to round off a busy day in Cambridge.
Excellent
Based on 2546 reviews
Wong FaiFai
Wong FaiFai
08/04/2024
It was an excellent experience with your staff James. He explained really details.
Hermione Gee
Hermione Gee
07/04/2024
Excellent experience once again. Casper was knowledgeable, witty, and professional. Will definitely book with Lets go Punting again!
Andrew Roseblade
Andrew Roseblade
07/04/2024
Brilliant afternoon punting, Alex was absolutely brilliant. Up for a laugh with a great sense of jumper, a real credit!
Jacqueline Bond
Jacqueline Bond
07/04/2024
Fab time on the river Cam. Our guide was informative, funny and a pleasure.
Bethany Wright
Bethany Wright
06/04/2024
Ginger James was great! Highly recommend!
Nick
Nick
05/04/2024
Staff on land and on the punt seemed very disinterested, but the punting was hard work and the scenery beautiful.
Alex Chan
Alex Chan
05/04/2024
Very good and comfortable experience to learn about the colleges in Cambridge, especially when the punting is done by Cambridge students!
Cathy Murphy
Cathy Murphy
05/04/2024
We had a lovely tour, expertly delivered by our chauffeur, Alban. We took an early evening time slit which was a perfect way to round off a busy day in Cambridge.